Robert Everett-Green Gets His Ass Fact-Checked

Nov 28, 2007 Full story: MisterBryans 8

Read the comments after Robert Everett Green's review of the Neil Young concert. via MisterBryans

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Robert Everett-Green

Brampton, Canada

#1 Dec 3, 2007
This may do little to ease your indignation, but I thought you should know that I was working under unusually difficult circumstances. The news editor who handled the piece decided I should cover the show as if it were breaking news, hitting successive editions with each development in the story. That meant filing material from the venue as the show was in progress. That might have been okay at the Air Canada Centre, where there is a media deck with ports for laptops, but there's nothing like that at Massey. So I had to compose the first chunk of my review in my head while Neil was playing, scribble it down longhand as soon as the lights went up after the first set, then call my editor and dictate the thing to her over a cell phone in a noisy foyer. I usually take meticulous notes during a performance, but it's quite difficult to do that under such circumstances. The errors you saw in the final piece were mainly a matter of faulty note-taking and divided attention, not of being ignorant or asleep on the job.

Next time I'm asked to work that way, you can be sure I'll respectfully decline. You and other Globe readers deserve something better than the jottings of a distracted reviewer.

Best wishes,

Robert EG
Mike

Camas, WA

#2 Mar 4, 2011
Robert Everett-Green's music reviews are so shallow and poorly written that this screw up is not surprising at all. I basically can't stand him, and when I read his reviews I have to keep in mind that when he does hie reviews he always seems to have preconceived notion that he carries into his review and it seems obvious and impartial, lets face it he is a class A jack*ss.
Jimbob

Toronto, Canada

#3 Apr 13, 2011
Robert Everett-Green is one of the most intelligent, insightful writers on arts and culature in the media, in my opinion, and I eagerly look through the Globe arts section to find anything he has written.
sarath

Mississauga, Canada

#4 Jan 8, 2013
Robert Everett Green is a writer of garbage- in fact his writing is garbage! There is ALWAYS and excuse with him- he does not fact check- EVER-
check out the comments in his articles- always being called out for false statements- and then he always follows up with an excuse, yet is still employed! Who is covering his a$$ and why? Or is he all over someone else's a$$ in return for employment. what a joke.
ruth m

Mississauga, Canada

#5 Jan 8, 2013
"The errors you saw in the final piece were mainly a matter of faulty note-taking and divided attention, not of being ignorant or asleep on the job.

Next time I'm asked to work that way, you can be sure I'll respectfully decline. You and other Globe readers deserve something better than the jottings of a distracted reviewer."

WOW and how many more chances do you get? Why are you even still employed as a journalist?
Leo Everett

Toronto, Canada

#6 Mar 10, 2013
Mike wrote:
Robert Everett-Green's music reviews are so shallow and poorly written that this screw up is not surprising at all. I basically can't stand him, and when I read his reviews I have to keep in mind that when he does hie reviews he always seems to have preconceived notion that he carries into his review and it seems obvious and impartial, lets face it he is a class A jack*ss.
Takes a lot of cahones to internet fight my dad. What a class A j@ckass.
Adam Goldstein

Winnipeg, Canada

#7 Jul 27, 2013
Robert Everett-Green is a cheap hack with $10 hipster glasses and a bald head to complete his "artistic credits". I actually know him personally and he is a horrible human being. As always, critics are nothing more than leeches who have failed miserably at producing anything of value themselves.

Leo I hope you don't turn out to be a loser like your old man. What a waste of good oxygen.
Robert Everett-Green

Toronto, Canada

#8 May 19, 2014
It's pointless to respond to these trollish attacks, but I would like to state that I don't know anyone named Adam Goldstein.

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